Pete Souza: President Obama greets the Tennessee State University Marching Band at the White House following a reception for the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. The band entertained arriving guests on the South Lawn.
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement speech after being presented with an honorary doctorate of humane letters at City College in New York City. This is the final commencement speech of her tenure as First Lady. In her speech Mrs. Obama celebrated City College’s diverse student body and the struggles that many students endured on the road to graduation
President Barack Obama speaks at a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative town hall event in Ho Chi Minh City. He fielded questions on everything from rap and weed smoking to leadership and his good looks at a lively town hall-style meeting with young Vietnamese, who say the US leader is a far cry from their staid Communist rulers
A young female rapper smiles after singing a verse to her song while asking President Barack Obama a question
President Barack Obama waves as he disembarks Air Force One upon arriving at Chubu Centrair International Airport outside Nagoya ahead of the 2016 G7 Summit
President Obama arrives with Rutgers President Robert Barchi
President Barack Obama speaks after receiving an honorary doctorate of laws during the 250th anniversary commencement ceremony at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He is the first sitting president to speak at the school’s commencement
President Barack Obama and Education Secretary John King honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes and her fellow state teachers of the year during a ceremony. He talked about the influence and importance that each classroom instructor has on the lives of their students
To my 5th grade teacher Ms. Mabel Hefty and the educators who inspire our young people every single day: Thank you. https://t.co/fz2ij8daBg
President Barack Obama speaks to student journalists at a “daily briefing.” College student journalists were participating in the first College Reporter Day, an opportunity to discuss issues of importance to college campuses with administration officials
I wanted to address the ?? about OFA posted on an earlier OFA thread
In 2008 and 2012 OFA was a partisan electoral group whose sole purpose was to elect Barack Obama.
Today we are a 5013C non-partisan group that CANNOT work on electoral politics. We will retain that status after the President retires and hope he will join us in our community organizing efforts. We will no longer switch off the non profit status since we no longer need to get him elected.
Having said that several OFA volunteers are working on election politics with our “hats off”. We are volunteering on local elections, presidential elections and working on ballot initiatives, but our title is “engaged citizen” not OFA volunteer.
I am working on voter registration, and participating in delegate elections this weekend. Several other volunteers in Santa Rosa are registering voters, and calling for Hillary and Bernie.
If you would like to get involved with voter registration I would suggest you contact the local Democratic party or league of Women Voters.
If you would like to work on Hillary’s campaign in CA i have that contact info – send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also – remember that although the official organization of OFA is not active in election politics – many of the OFA paid staff, volunteer staff, and OFA Fellows, will join candidates staff.
Just this week Jennifer Warner – National Field Director for OFA (#2 spot at HQ) stepped down to join the Hillary campaign.
In 2014 Sonoma County had an OFA Fellow who was hired by Tom Udall’s staff and he worked in NM for both Udall and Ben Ray Lujan. Having OFA Fellow on your resume still gets you in the door for on political campaigns.
Although the superb electoral organization and strategy we saw in 2008 and 2012 is no longer a part of OFA it lives on in the staff and volunteers that elected PBO twice.
If you live outside of CA, and can’t find anyone to work with, send me a note, I can see if my contacts can get you a name.